Officers shot and killed a teenager in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego Saturday morning, after the teen called police asking for a welfare check on himself and then allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers.
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The scene of the officer-involved shooting in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School on May 6.
What appear to be garments and a backpack are sprawled across the Torrey Pines High School parking lot where the shooting took place.
Investigators examine evidence in the parking lot of Torrey Pines High School.
Investigators examine and collect evidence at the scene. The BB gun the 15-year-old boy pulled from his waistband is seen in the foreground.
Investigators collect pictures of the BB gun the 15-year-old boy pointed at SDPD officers before he was fatally shot.
An up-close look at the BB gun the 15-year-old boy pointed at SDPD officers.
Investigators put the BB gun in an evidence collection box.
Evidence markers are seen placed along the windshield of a SDPD cruiser at the scene of the shooting.
The 15-year-old boy was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla where he was pronounced dead.
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The main entrance to the front parking lot of Torrey Pines High School where the shooting took place.
Capt. Holden said the 15-year-old boy called police asking officers to conduct a welfare check on a minor -- himself -- just before 3:30 a.m.
Two officers were the first to arrive at the parking lot at the front entrance of Torrey Pines High School. There, they spotted the teenager standing in the lot.
SDPD Acting Homicide Capt. Mike Holden said that the teenager pulled a gun out of his waistband as officers got out of their patrol car, "and pointed it directly at one of the officers."
Both officers responded by firing their guns at the teen. Holden said the gunfire struck the teenager "a number of times."
The teenager was critically wounded and taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later. The officers were not hurt.
Capt. Holden said the officers involved in the teenager's shooting were wearing department-issued body cameras, so footage of the deadly shooting does exist.
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Tracy Francisco-Dominice holds up sign with her phone number offering kids help and support following the incident at Torrey Pines High School.
Torrey Pines High School is located at 3710 Del Mar Heights Road in San Diego.